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subjective

1. existing only as perceived and not as a thing in itself
2. Med (of a symptom, condition, etc.) experienced only by the patient and incapable of being recognized or studied by anyone else
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What is the author's attitude toward Nature--(1) does he view Nature in a purely objective way, as a mass of material things, a series of material phenomena or a mere embodiment of sensuous beauty; or (2) is there symbolism or mysticism in his attitude, that is--does he view Nature with awe as a spiritual power; or (3) is he thoroughly subjective, reading his own moods into Nature or using Nature chiefly for the expression of his moods?
But it's all subjective, I'm sure, with possibly a bit of suggestion thrown in--that and nothing more.
The subjective was converted by him into an objective; the mental phenomenon of the association of ideas (compare Phaedo) became a real chain of existences.
Nature and literature are subjective phenomena; every evil and every good thing is a shadow which we cast.
This it is not; it has an objective existence, but no subjective.
The conversations were miles beyond Jo's comprehension, but she enjoyed it, though Kant and Hegel were unknown gods, the Subjective and Objective unintelligible terms, and the only thing `evolved from her inner consciousness' was a bad headache after it was all over.
Well, Challenger, now is your time if you wish to study the subjective phenomena of physical dissolution."
Then I looked at Wolf Larsen, but there was nothing subjective about his state of consciousness.
The first of these theories, namely, that which regards discomfort and pleasure as actual contents in those who experience them, has, I think, nothing conclusive to be said in its favour.* It is suggested chiefly by an ambiguity in the word "pain," which has misled many people, including Berkeley, whom it supplied with one of his arguments for subjective idealism.
Her conversation was chiefly of what metaphysicians term the objective cast, but every now and then it took a subjective turn.
In the castle, after they had landed, the subjective element decidedly prevailed.
Yet, as the doctor might hold such an opinion if he believed himself to be constituted differently from ordinary men; or the shipmaster adopt such a course under the impression that his vessel was a star, Agatha found false security in the subjective difference between her fellows seen from without and herself known from within.